This procedure utilizes a large gauge needle to make a small stab incision into the achilles tendon while it is stretched maximally. These small incisions lengthen the achilles tendon, reducing the tightness experienced with chronic achilles pain and swelling. Through the same large gauge needle that does the cutting, stem cells are injected into the achilles tendon to help repair the lengthened tendon and to help reduce swelling and inflammation.
This procedure generally takes 10-15 minutes and is done under local anesthetic, avoiding the major complications of general anesthesia.
For more information on foot surgery, ankle surgery, stem cells or achilles tendon pain please contact:
Dr. Marcin N. Vaclaw
Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands
9191 Pinecroft Dr #150
The Woodlands, TX 77380